Chat: Charlene Walrad, VP of Standards Activities, Board of Governors IEEE-CS

Charlene (Chuck) Walrad Position statement: I very much appreciate the honor of being nominated as First Vice President of the Computer Society. As a long-time participant in a very wide range of CS boards and committees, one of the most rewarding aspects of being a volunteer has been the opportunity to work with volunteers in…

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Ron McLaren, Operations Manager SFIA, International Top Authority in Skills and Capability Management

Ron McLaren has long-term practical IT industry experience, having worked extensively with the development, introduction and marketing of new technologies, products and techniques since 1966. This has involved the management of technical people in customer-facing, product development and service delivery environments. Latterly he has concentrated on the management of the IT capability of individuals: he…

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Chat: Terry Erdle, Executive Vice President CompTIA, Global Top Executive

As Executive Vice President, skills certification for CompTIA, Terry Erdle is responsible for the association’s global certifications programs, including product development and delivery, partnership relationships, and cooperation with the education and training communities. Before joining CompTIA in 2008, Mr. Erdle was the President of Jones Knowledge Group, a $30 million privately-held training company and accredited…

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June 21-Attend Microsoft’s Faculty Summit!

Teaching courses is a lot of work, the constant pressure to keep courses relevant, pressure to build industry partnerships, publish papers, bring in funding, serve on committees, how can you find time to keep up? We want to help, so we’ve put together a series of sessions for teachers and faculty, to bring you up…

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Zoom, zoom, zoom, we’re going to the moon…with Microsoft Private Cloud

These days around the Microsoft Canada office and particularly in my little corner of the world, everyone is laser focused on getting IT folks downloading, learning and certified on Microsoft technologies…specifically private cloud technologies. And just to give you a bit of incentive, we’ve come up with The Skyrocket Sweepstakes. Y’know…for anyone in IT who…

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MCSE is Back–and Better Than Ever!!

I remember getting my first MCSE certification in the mid-1990s and feeling really proud of the accomplishment.  Many of my peers at that time also pursuing an MCSE felt that it was a certification that would increase their likelihood to get hired over a candidate that did not hold the certification.  Things were good and…

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Need help studying for your 70-659 exam? Join one of our study groups!

Different people learn in different ways and in my last post about the great incentives there are to take exam 70-659 Windows Server Virtualization before May 31st, I also listed a number of resources you could use to study up. Depending on your learning style, different resources will appeal to you. Well, if you’re the…

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Robert Stroud: Chair ISACA INSIGHTS 2012 and Global Top Executive

In this interview Rob discusses the value and themes in the ISACA World Congress, INSIGHTS 2012; COBIT value; COBIT and Enterprise Architecture / IVI-IF CMF; what’s new in COBIT 5; current disruptive technologies;  new innovations in the next five years; opportunities for IT professionals and businesses; controversial topics; CIO versus CTO agendas; board governance and…

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The best time to pass the 70-659 Windows Server Virtualization exam is NOW!

There has never been a better time to study for and pass the 70-659 exam because we here at Microsoft Canada are determined to get as many Canadian system admins, network admins, IT managers, IT job seekers, and whatever-else-you-want-to-call-yourself certified on Window Server virtualization as possible. Why? Virtualization is the foundation for private cloud and…

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Going Virtual and Getting Certified

I was talking earlier this week at the WatITis conference (a University of Waterloo IT conference for the 300 or so campus IT network and technology support staff) and one of the presentations I gave was on cloud computing – To Cloud or Not to Cloud. One of the things I always talk about is…

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